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a dozen flights of stairs to get them out. president obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured damaged areas of new jersey yesterday. the two put political differences aside to do what is right for victims of superstorm sandy. they walked through one of the hardest hit neighborhoods and visited a shelter. the federal communications you're going to be ok. he sprang into action immediately to help get us those things. it has been a great working relationship. >> president obama said his top priority is to get car restored. the federal communications commission says wireless service is improving in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. but serious outages remain in hard-hit areas like new jersey and new york. where cell phone users crowded around power strips yesterday to charge their phones. sandy's blow to mobile phone sites from virgina to massachusetts gives fresh impetus for federal requirements that wireless networks have backup power systems. phone companies went to court and blocked backup power rules proposed after hurricane katrina. a fomer f-c-c executive tells bloomberg
. >> good to see new york beginning to come back after that major storm. >> president obama has already declared a major disaster area and the states of new york and new jersey. the order means federal aid is now available to supplement state and local recovery efforts from hurricane sandy. assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of sandy. >> nearly 200 firefighters battled a massive six alarm fire that destroyed at least 80 homes in queens. the fire swept through the flooded neighborhood of breezy point right on the coast. strong winds fanned the flames causing them to jump from building to building. firefighters used small boats and waded through waist deep water to get to the fire. three minor injuries have been reported. >> all mass transit in the area remains shut down as well as the three major airports although jfk is expected to reopen today. rescuers brought hundreds of people to safety including some trapped on th
. president obama declared federal emergencies in washington, massachusetts and new york. my message to the governors as well as to the mayors is anything they need, we will be there mitt romney also changed his campaign schedule but was able to stop in swing state ohio. "...our thoughts and prayers with them." and it's not just wind and rain. a third storm bringing canadian cold... could blanket west virginia, pennsylvania and ohio with wet heavy snow. "i don't know what to expect..." a high tide and a full moon make an already terrible weather situation even worse. casinos are closed in atlantic city, new jersey. and this sign says it all: be kind to us sandy. the governor of maryland has also declared a state of emergency >> in maryland... >> we have been here all day and, this is certainly the worst of... rain pelting down... this is not the worse... we have about 24 hours to go until the worst comes... the waves are fierce. hide tide and how long the storm will last is the most concerning... >> where are you? >> balcony of oceanside hotel... a big tourist site... the pool
of sandy, we have more from new york. >> president obama is calling for the country to come together. you can only imagine what families are going through right now. the state of new york is pledging $100 million for relief efforts. we are also beginning to transition to the reconstruction phase he is showing his frustration with utility companies. i want accountability and i want performance he says the storm was worse than anyone expected rescue operations continue for days after sandy. in the hardest-hit areas tempers are running high. >> we are going to die you don't understand. >> new york senator met this woman while visiting a waterlog the neighborhood in s.i.. >> it's killing me what these people have to go through. >> the wafer gasoline can be agonizing. i think it's a shame what is happening. some residents are returning home getting their first glimpse at the damage. sandy could be one of the nation's costliest disasters ever with an economic impact estimated to be as high as $50 billion. with the gas shortages and the long lines we have seen at gas stations some good news,
or votes to spare before election day... president obama was in new hampshire, saturday.. only 4 delegates up for grabs in the small battleground state... mister obama carried it easily in 2008... but - polls showing this time around, things could be different... with republican challenger mitt romney gaining ground with independents. "he's been running around saying he's got a five-point plan for the economy. turns out it's a one-point plan. folks at the very top get to play by a very different set of rules than you do." it was kissimmee, florida for mitt romney. the g-o-p presidential hopeful..telling supporters the president failed to fulfill his campaign promises. "he promised that his would be a post partisan presidency. but, we've him over these last four years that he's been divisive and and demonized almost every group that opposed him." the v-p candidates making the rounds, too. joe biden in virginia..targeting the republican ticket. "i've never seen two candidates for the highest office of the land who are more negative about the state of our country." paul ryan in ohio...where r
tape, get resources where they're needed president obama will travel to new jersey wednesday to serve a storm damage. it's part of the american spirit. one of the most amazing stories from the storm was the rescue of a crew stranded 90 mi. out to sea during the storm one of the crew members were from the chicago area we talk with a relative and she joins us now from the low islands. therefore only 14 survivors there were only 14 survivors from the shipwreck. the crew is fine, everybody is safe the feeling right now obviously not so great emotional trauma. 28 year-old drew was one of the 14 crew members sailing from new london connecticut to st. petersburg florida when the ship the hms bounty found itself in trouble the wooden ship built in 1960 took on water after a first pump failed, and then a second one. it was stopped off the coast of north carolina when the super storm was bearing down on them his son was in the water for five-six hours before the coast guard made a very dramatic rescue saving all but two crew members aboard. >> it was a calculated sale they planned the details
. >> president obama is canceling his appearance at a campaign event in ohio with former president bill clinton. he also canceled an event in virginia. >> michelle obama got out of washington a day early and spent the night here in chicago. she will fly to iowa for a couple campaign appearances and then get back to chicago where she will wait out the storm. she has canceled an appearance tomorrow in new hampshire. >> mitt romney cancelled events in virginia and new hampshire and is moving his campaign and land. inland. both campaigners are urging supporters to donate to storm charities. >> hms bounty was in distress about 90 mi. southeast of north carolina. the captain gave the order to abandon ship at a coast and the coast guard helicopter was sent to rescue crew members from lifeboats. two members of the cruel are still missing. this is a photo of the hms bounty known for the mutiny that took place. it was the start of the movie mutiny on the bounty starring marlon brando. >> the victim has been identified as 68 year-olda 68 year-old retired bus driver. his neighbors said he was a great g
obama in green bay back on the campaign trail after dealing with hurricane sandy and a last-minute blitz before next tuesday's election telling supporters in green bay that republicans are counting on their cynicism towards the pace of progress in washington and says that his economic plan has been tried in the past and failed. >> governor romney has used all of his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly, the very same policies we have been cleaning up after for the last four years. and he is offering them up as change. >> romney sayshitting battleground states as well today he is continuing to hammer the president on the economy and said that obama hasn't managed to turn things around over the last four years and romney says it's time to give someone with economic experience a shot at running things. attacking me does not make an agenda it doesn't get people back to work. we don't need a secretary of business to understand business we need a president who understands business and i do. he went on to say he knows the president's sup
the obama buy and ticket will pull out the win in a state where polls show that the president and romney in a very tight race. i can't even understand how he offshore is his money let alone jobs. mitt romney is on the move when voters in swing states in the close presidential race tonight in the key battleground state of ohio for the second time in 90 days the government announced the economy grew by 2 percent in the third quarter exceeding expectations. after the stimulus was passed to the white house promised that the economy would be growing at 4.3% over twice as fast. today he dismissed romney's economic failed economic policies of the past. the chicago tribune endorsed the president for the second time, the paper says that he is credited for effectively prosecuted the war on terror. i think the youth has a lot of power and we have the power to make a difference. they are really open to both sides. the kids will enjoy the opportunity banks to school teachers who picked them to participate in the program. the top democrat in the u.s. senate has been released from the hospital after b
you with your search. >> president obama will tour parts of new jersey this afternoon to survey damage left behind by super storm sandy. >> rescue efforts are still under way to save those stranded by a powerful storm surges. sandy is blamed for as many as 40 deaths in the united states. the cost of property damage and lost business is an estimated $20 billion. andrew cuomo just announced that limited commuter rail service will begin this afternoon in parts of new york and long island and said partial service will resume tomorrow in a few sections of the city's subway system carried he toured the sublease also. the governor also toward ground 0 which now has structural concerns due to severe flooding. several feet of standing water makes runways and ramps look more like a leak of an airport. it is not clear whether flooding caused damage inside the airport facility. jfk and newark international are open today but with limited service. questions are being raised about why a hospital was not evacuated before sandy hit. patients had to be evacuated to another hospital in the mid
unemployment is higher now than when president obama took office. he argued that he has a plan to make real changes to fix the job market. early voting ends tomorrow. in chicago. there is one early voting site per ward, plus the chicago election boardice she pleaded with a man for help, but claims he refused. a reporter tracked down that man, who will only go by the name "alan." he shared his side of the story. two year old brendan and four year old connor were found a few blocks away from that home. and the frustration continues to grow. in the aftermath of sandy. across 15 states and the district of columbia, 3-point-3 million customers remain without power. staten island was one of the hardest hit areas. at one point, a woman screamed at reporters that in the last 48 hours, all she had eaten was a slice of pizza. she told senatore chuck schumer "we are going to die. help arrived last night- when ten red cross trucks showed up with food, water and medicine. the super storm also dumped three feet of snow in west virginia and maryland. the national weather service says a nor-easter is pre
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